- Jun 15, 2005
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- AUFC, Everton, Sturt
Hardly worth debating. Sloane injury free still has good footy left in him. He is a loyal, important figurehead for the young group. IMO not a big problem for us at the moment.Both sides of the Sloane talk have points
Yes, he’s on way too much money and we gave him too many years back in 2018
Yes, he’s still a pretty good player that will be able to make an impact off a flank for the next two seasons, before retirement
The contract would hurt more if we weren’t rebuilding
The argument is whether we'd be better off without him.
We wouldn't be.
There's no point discussing Sloane with 1970.As opposed to your view where you not only dismiss him as a footballer but attack him as a person.
As opposed to your view where you not only dismiss him as a footballer but attack him as a person.
The addition of Burgess hopefully will benefit Sloane‘s footy too.We are playing Sloane to be a captain and get the best out of kids on and off the track.
I don't think its coincidence we have alot of young player's having a crack like Sloane did in his prime.
We are not paying Sloane to get 30 disposables and 3 goals a game to win a premiership.
We are paying him to speed track our rebuild and development of our young guns
That’s ok if he was a mid ranged salary player, but he’d be our highest paid player but hasn’t played like that for the last 2 years and his next 2 will see him decline further. Now we have to find him other roles because he’s not capable of playing the role we are paying him for.
This is panning out exactly like some of us thought it would when we buckled and gave him this long term deal.
40 is the right number
Remember when it was announced over the ground against Geelong in July 2018 - here we were giving a 28yo (and would 29yo at the start of the next season) a five year contract - thought at the time, wtf! It should have been a maximum 3 years.
Another glorious decision by our previous administration.
Given the shitshow that was our footy dept, it's hard to say, but you'd not be surprised if board/admin had their hands all over that decision. We know they forced Reid to negotiate with one arm tied behind his back end of 2017 over Gibbs. And it did come out of the review that Reid should have more influence at a list management level. And we know that both our list management and football strategy committees were polluted with inept board and admin staff.
This is the type of irrational love that pollutes these discussions. Genuinely places Sloane ahead of the entire club. Is it any wonder that any reasonable view is strawmanned.